Calculating Major GPA

How do I calculate my major GPA?

Review your course history and determine which courses will apply to your major. Add the quality points for all major courses. Divide by the number of credits for all major and truncate the figure at two places past the decimal point (i.e. do not round the result).

If you aren’t sure about the quality points you can figure it out yourself.

Any A+ yields 4.3 quality points per semester hour; Any A yields 4.0 quality points per semester hour; Any A- yields 3.7 quality points per semester hour; Any B+ yields 3.3 quality points per semester hour; Any B yields 3.0 quality points per semester hour; Any B- yields 2.7 quality points per semester hour; Any C+ yields 2.3 quality points per semester hour; Any C yields 2.0 quality points per semester hour; Any C- yields 1.7 quality points per semester hour; Any D+ yields 1.3 quality points per semester hour; Any D yields 1.0 quality point per semester hour; Any D- yields 0.7 quality points per semester hour; Any F yields 0.0 quality points per semester hour.

None of the other symbols is assigned any quality point weight.

In the case of repetition of a D+, D, D-, or F the repeated grade should be used in the major GPA calculation. Transfer grades do count towards a major GPA. The repeat policies explained above apply to transfer courses.

If you have taken extra courses in your major department but are not counting them towards the major, you do not calculate those grades in the GPA.

Example:

Course

Grade

Hours

Points

Course 1

D/C

3

6 (C)

Course 2

C+

3

6.9

Course 3

F/D/C

3

6 (C)

Course 4

F/B

3

9 (B)

Course 5

B

3

9

Course 6

C-

3

5.1

Course 7

C+

3

6.9

Course 8

C

3

6

Course 9

A

3

12

Course 10

C+

3

6.9

Course 11

B

3

9

Course 12

C+

3

6.9

Course 13

C-

3

5.1

Course 14

B-

3

8.1

GPA in major: 102.9 quality points divided by 42 hours = 2.45

Cumulative GPA:

The GPA in your major considers only those courses that you passed. Your cumulative GPA considers all R-MC work that you attempted, whether you passed it or not. In the case of repetition of a D-, D, or D+, the original grade is used in calculation of the GPA. To calculate your cumulative GPA divide total quality points by total hours attempted.